Drake Mini Bar

We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. The Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of working the Drake team. Join our team and share in our future.


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We thank all applicants for your interest in working with The Drake, however, due to the high level of interest in each of our postings, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We respectfully request no TELEPHONE, EMAIL or IN PERSON inquiries.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • SERVER

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are seeking a PART TIME + FULL TIME SERVER to join our team with a combination of skills and experience that include operational excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven track record for outstanding food + beverage service, a solid understanding of events and team leadership. This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative hospitality professional who is looking for a rewarding hospitality career and exceptional opportunities for advancement.

    Experienced and reliable candidates should meet the following criteria:
    - 2-3 years experience in a high volume, casual fine-dining establishment
    - Passionate and knowledgeable about Food, Wine + Cocktails (WSET, Prud’hmme and/other Food + Beverage training a bonus)
    - Team driven with extreme guest focus
    - Enthusiastic about the Art + Culture offered at the Drake and is knowledgeable of the Drake Brand and other locations
    - Able to manage a high volume of guests alone and with shared support
    - Experience with private and corporate events
    - Flexible with availability to work morning, evening, late-night and weekends
    - Part-time (min 3 shifts/ week) + full-time positions available

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offerings and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "SERVER", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • BARBACK

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are looking for positive and energetic food + drink enthusiasts, who are motivated to create a genuine + unique experience for our guests! Experienced barbacks, with a strong community focus, who are looking for a great place to work should meet the following criteria:

    - 1-2 years of experience as a barback or similar role in a high-volume environment with high standards
    - Energetic and willingness to be active in the workplace, completing tasks that are both physical and repetitive
    - Ability to communicate, multi-task, work as part of a team and independently
    - Posses and/or is eager to develop Food and Beverage knowledge and hospitality experience
    - Must have flexible availability to work morning, evening, late-night and weekends
    - Part-time (min 3 shifts/ week) + full-time positions available

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake One Fifty is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "BARBACK", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • HOST

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    As a HOST, you will be responsible for working with the host team to maximize service revenues by accommodating guests, reservations + walk-ins in a strategic manner. As an ambassador of the Drake Mini Bar,you are expected to greet all guests with enthusiasm, be well informed in all aspects of our offerings, and provide our guests a world class experience.

    Experienced and reliable candidates should meet the following criteria:
    - 1-2 years HOST experience in a similar, fast paced environment with similar standards
    - Professional, outgoing + positive attitude - Well-spoken and excellent communication skills
    - Experience using reservation systems, OpenTable preferred
    - Strong attention to detail, with ability to multitask + time manage
    - Must have flexible availability to work morning, evening, late-night and weekends
    - Part-time (min 3 shifts) + full-time positions available

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "HOST", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • FOODRUNNER

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are looking for positive and energetic food enthusiasts, who are motivated to create a genuine + unique experience for our guests! Experienced foodrunner, with a strong community focus, who are looking for a great place to work should meet the following criteria:

    - 1-2 years of experience in a customer service role (Food + Beverage an asset)
    - Good opportunity for an enthusiastic applicant looking to enter the hospitality industry
    - Energetic and willingness to be active in the workplace, completing tasks that are both physical and repetitive
    - Ability to communicate, multi-task and work as part of a team or independently
    - Posses and/or is eager to develop Food and Beverage knowledge and hospitality experience
    - Must have flexible availability to work morning, evening, late-night and weekends
    - Part-time (min 3 shifts) + full-time positions available

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "FOODRUNNER", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • CAFE LEAD

    The Café lead will have extensive Coffee knowledge and will help develop and maintain the Coffee Culture at Drake Mini Bar. This Candidate will have a true hospitality gene and is looking to develop professionally. This is an exciting position for passionate and energetic coffee enthusiasts, who are motivated to enhance the quality of our offerings + guest experience.

    The purpose of this position is to foster and develop the team and support the artisanal movement in which The Drake is an industry leader in regard to food, beverage and art. The Cafe Lead has proven ability to provide quality customer service and demonstrated knowledge of coffee products, equipment, and tea products.

    With support from our coffee Culture Ambassador and Managers they provide technical guidance to new and current team members and assist with training. These responsibilities are in addition to the duties of the Barista. Cafe Lead work the FOH opening shift Monday – Friday with Key holder responsibility, and will lead/support Café Service throughout the day.

    Café Lead Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    - Oversee and participate in the set-up of the Coffee/Bar area during opening and the transition into bar service.
    - Work closely with the BOH to ensure pastry display is set-up and maintained during service.
    - Ensure the systems and standards as set out by management are maintained and upheld.
    - Provide leadership to FOH team and maintain communication between team members.
    - Assist in the roll-up of new Cafe menus, recipe changes, new products/offerings including stocking items, updating recipes + mise lists, communication to the team, training etc.
    - Oversee and delegate Coffee production and mise to the team.
    - Communicate to the FOH team using Silverware emails and/or Schedulefly of new product information, recipes and tasting notes.
    - Support the Coffee program during and outside of service by ensuring quality and stock.
    - Ensure role related low stock items are correctly reported to MOD/receiver or respective team member.
    - Assist with the ordering and receiving of Coffee product. Including beans, milk etc.
    - Ensure Coffee equipment and spaces are clean and maintained. Report any deficiencies to management, ensure “sparkle” duties are completed by staff.
    - Supervisor experience in a Café is an asset.

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "CAFE LEAD", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • LINE COOK

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    Drake Mini Bar, is seeking a dynamic, passionate LINE COOK, who is looking to join a fast-paced, talented kitchen team. This position offers the opportunity to work with a fantastic culinary team focusing on producing high quality, healthy dishes consistently for guests to enjoy on site. The role is committed to providing exceptional quality and service to our guests.

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    - Executing menu items from start to finish. This includes preparation of ingredients, butchery of proteins, cooking and plating of dishes in a timely manner.
    - Working with seasonal ingredients while maintaining knowledge of all product being used
    - Honing your existing skills while learning new techniques and building your skill set
    - Working collaboratively with BOH staff
    - Maintaining cleanliness of station
    - Properly set up, breakdown, and clean assigned station.
    - Accountable for following proper company, food & health safety and sanitation protocols

    Requirements:
    -Must have at least 2 years of experience in a fast-paced environment
    -Positive, team-player with a strong eye for detail
    -Genuine interest in food and a good work ethic
    -Open to constructive criticism, be an adaptable and fast learner, with a willingness to grow within the team
    -Must be flexible and available to work weekends

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "LINE COOK", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • PREP COOK

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    Drake Mini Bar, is seeking a dynamic, passionate PREP COOK, who is looking to join a fast-paced, talented kitchen team. This position offers the opportunity to work with a fantastic culinary team focusing on maintaining a clean work space and efficiently completing tasks. The role is committed to high quality, and comfortable adapting to delegated tasks as needed to support service.

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    - Working with seasonal ingredients for the preparation of all menu items including, washing, portioning, cutting and chopping
    - Assisting the BOH team with all preparation and organization in the kitchen
    - Use existing prep skills, expanding new techniques and building your skill set

    Requirements:
    -Must have at least 1 year of experience in a fast-paced environment
    -Positive, team-player with a strong eye for detail
    -Genuine interest in food and a good work ethic
    -Open to constructive criticism, be an adaptable and fast learner, with a willingness to grow within the team
    -Must be flexible and available to work weekends

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "PREP COOK", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • DISHWASHER

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    Drake Mini Bar is seeking an experienced + reliable DISHWASHER, who is looking to join a fast-paced kitchen team. We currently have one position available which offers the opportunity to work with a fantastic culinary team with a busy day and night time operation, including regular and special events business. If you are seeking a challenging, fun, great learning environment, and potential growth, the Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    - Washing all dishes and cooking equipment
    - Maintain clear and open communication with the Back of House team
    - Sort, stack and store all cleaned items in an organized and safe manner

    Requirements:
    -Previous experience in a fast-paced environment preferred
    -Ability to stand for extended periods of time, work in a wet and confined area with elevated temperatures, and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    - Previous experience assisting in other areas of the Back of House is an asset

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "DISHWASHER", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • SOUS CHEF

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are seeking candidates with a combination of skills and experience that include operational + kitchen management excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven desire to strive for continuous culinary innovation. The ideal candidate will bring management experience from a similar environment, as well a strong culinary background, staff management, operations, safety and compliance.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    - While on shift, your role will include, but not be limited to:
    - Understanding, adhering to and executing all kitchen operational policies + procedures, standards and training programs
    - Working with the Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef on menu creation
    - Ensuring a unique and consistent guest dining experience by actively managing the team and resolving issues, should they arise
    - Shows leadership by creating a positive work environment
    - Adheres to proper ordering, inventory, and receiving procedures
    - Conducts recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management and coaching
    - Maintaining a strong focus on achieving and/or exceeding revenue targets, within acceptable labor cost and service standard parameters
    - Monitoring and managing service, quality, health + safety and cleanliness

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    - 3-5 years of progressive kitchen leadership experience in a fine or casual dining environment
    - Demonstrates a passion for food and guest experience
    - Experienced trainer and mentor to large staff teams
    - Demonstrates patience, tact and diplomacy while leading a diverse team of industry professionals
    - Ability to multi-task, remain cool and keep up in a fast-paced environment.
    - Excellent interpersonal and communication experience
    - Excellent organizational skills, with timely delivery of all required administrative work
    - Works with a hands-on approach and leads by example
    - Incredible eye for detail

    Reporting to Chef de Chef, Sous Chef will play a key role as part of a small, interdependent management team that may include: Culinary, Special Events, Security, Human Resources and Corporate Service departments.

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "SOUS CHEF", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • JR. SOUS CHEF

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are seeking candidates with a combination of skills and experience that include operational + kitchen management excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven desire to strive for continuous culinary innovation. The ideal candidate will bring management experience from a similar environment, as well a strong culinary background, staff management, operations, safety and compliance.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    - While on shift, your role will include, but not be limited to:
    - Understanding, adhering to and executing all kitchen operational policies + procedures, standards and training programs
    - Working with the Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef on menu creation
    - Ensuring a unique and consistent guest dining experience by actively managing the team and resolving issues, should they arise
    - Shows leadership by creating a positive work environment
    - Learning proper ordering, inventory, and receiving procedures from Sous Chefs and Chef de Cuisine
    - Working with Sous Chefs and Chef de Cuisine on employee training and development, performance management and coaching
    - Monitoring and managing service, quality, health + safety and cleanliness

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    - 1-2 years of progressive kitchen leadership experience in a fine or casual dining environment
    - Demonstrates a passion for food and guest experience
    - Demonstrates patience, tact and diplomacy while leading a diverse team of industry professionals
    - Ability to multi-task, remain cool and keep up in a fast-paced environment
    - Excellent interpersonal and communication experience
    - Excellent organizational skills, with timely delivery of all required administrative work
    - Works with a hands-on approach and leads by example
    - Incredible eye for detail

    Reporting to Chef de Chef, Jr. Sous Chef will play a key role as part of a small, interdependent management team that may include: Culinary, Special Events, Security, Human Resources and Corporate Service departments.

    WHAT WE OFFER:
    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "JR SOUS CHEF", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • F+B MANAGER

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    This new fast paced, high-volume, food and wine driven property is currently building upon our group of exceptionally talented hospitality professionals and is seeking a new FOOD + BEVERAGE MANAGER to join the team. This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative manager who is looking for a rewarding hospitality career and exceptional opportunities for advancement.

    We are seeking a candidate with a combination of skills and experience that include operational excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven track record for outstanding food + beverage service, a solid understanding of event management and natural abilities as a motivating and inspiring team leader. The ideal candidate will bring management experience from a similar environment, as well as best practices in guest service, staff management, operations, safety and compliance.

    We are hiring a genuine and natural leader, who believes in the art of hospitality, building a fun and dynamic work environment and who takes great pride in the offerings at Drake.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    - 3-5 years of progressive management experience in a high volume fine or casual dining environment
    - WSET or similar certification required
    - Smart serve certified
    - Experience with Open Table, Silverware, Microsoft Office and Outlook a bonus
    - Awareness of and interest in current culinary trends in the marketplace
    - Extensive food + beverage knowledge a must
    - Demonstrated track record in achieving set objectives in sales + labor cost management
    - Understanding of financial P+L statement and how to effectively manage our variable costs
    - Previous experience in ensuring employee retention through active engagement and encouragement of staff to build strong team spirit
    - Experience working within various FOH restaurant roles as part of management progression a bonus
    - Experience in dealing with multiple departments as it relates to the running of a restaurant e.g. marketing, R+M, finance etc.,
    - Demonstrated patience, tact and diplomacy while leading and working alongside a diverse team of industry professionals
    - Excellent interpersonal and communication experience, both verbal & written
    - Excellent time management skills to balance both administrative tasks and floor management
    - Demonstrate a drive and motivation for professional development
    - Ability to follow up and follow through with assigned tasks and deadlines to completion
    - Ability to multi-task, remain cool and keep up in a fast paced environment
    - The successful candidate will strike a balance between active floor management and organized and effective execution of administrative duties.
    - Genuine interest in providing a superior guest experience and in the hospitality industry
    - Flexible to work evenings and weekends and holidays

    Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, you will be an integral part of a small management team responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the restaurant and bar, events as well as on-site programming and activation.

    WHAT WE OFFER:
    We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of joining the Drake team.

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakeminibar.ca please list “F+B MANAGER” in your subject line. Interviews commencing as soon as possible.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role with Drake Hotel Properties, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.
    The Drake Hotel Properties is an equal opportunity employer.



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  • BARTENDER

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are seeking a PART TIME + FULL TIME BARTENDER to join our team with a combination of skills and experience that include operational excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven track record for outstanding food + beverage service, a solid understanding of events and team leadership. This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative hospitality professional who is looking for a rewarding hospitality career and exceptional opportunities for advancement.

    Experienced and reliable candidates should meet the following criteria:
    - Experience with a minimum of 3 years working in a high volume and cocktail-centric environment that includes a full-serviced wood and service bar
    - Is passionate about their craft: is up to date on current cocktail trends and demonstrates ability to contribute to The Drake’s in-house cocktail program (WSET, Prud’hmme and/other Food + Beverage training a bonus)
    - Team driven with extreme guest focus
    - Enthusiastic about the Art + Culture offered at the Drake and is knowledgeable of the Drake Brand and other locations
    - Able to manage a volume of guests alone and with shared support
    - Experience with private and corporate events
    - Flexible with availability to work morning, evening, late-night and weekends
    - Part-time (min 3 shifts/ week) + full-time positions available

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake One Fifty is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "BARTENDER", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • BARISTA

    The corner of York & Adelaide at 150 York St. is about to get a little more Drake. Continuing in our tradition of establishing deep roots in the communities in which we set up shop, the neighbourhood-friendly Drake Mini Bar will be opening its doors across from Drake One Fifty in March 2018.

    We are looking for positive and energetic coffee enthusiasts, who are motivated to create a genuine + unique experience for our guests! Experienced baristas, with a strong community focus, who are looking for a great place to work should meet the following criteria:

    - 2+ years of experience in a similar, face paced environment and/or Café of high standards
    - Friendly and Professional
    - Demonstrated customer service skill and guest care with ability to build guest connections + regulars
    - Exceptional coffee knowledge and skills
    - Posses and/or is eager to develop Food and Beverage knowledge and hospitality experience
    - Must have flexible availability that includes early morning, as early as 6:30am

    Drake offers competitive pay, employee discounts on F+B offering and Drake General Store products, benefits, training programs and other unique perks, as part of joining our team. If you are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, Drake Mini Bar is ideal for you.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakeminibar.ca with the subject line: "BARISTA", Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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